Last month I had the privilege of meeting Moe at one of our Book Trust celebrations at a school in Denver. Moe’s experience that day triggered him to think about his young self. It started when he saw that Scholastic Reading Club flyer---it immediately evoked feelings of desire and embarrassment. He was the kid who couldn’t buy books because his mom could not afford them.
Think about the last time you visited the cereal aisle in the grocery store. Did you choose something you know you like because you have eaten it before? Did someone recommend that cereal to you? Did you like the design on the box? Did you read the nutrition information? Or, did you walk out empty handed because you were overwhelmed by the options and couldn’t figure out how to make a choice?
If you had a vault, what would you keep in it? Your most precious treasures---jewelry, passports, family heirlooms? What about books? That’s what Ms. Yost puts in the vault in her 2nd grade classroom at Mockingbird Elementary School---Book Trust books. Superintendent Adler of Ralston Public Schools in Omaha, Nebraska was the special guest invited to open the vault on book delivery day last fall.
It’s common knowledge that the first snowfall of winter usually ignites a bit of a frenzy. However, on the night of those first flakes in Denver, a frenzy of a different kind was building at North Star Elementary. Parents flooded a classroom amidst the wet roads and signs of winter eager to attend their child’s literacy night. Book Trust and North Star Elementary teamed up to equip parents with literacy strategies to take home – strategies that will take those Book Trust books one step further.
As any parent volunteer will tell you, there’s nothing like spending time in the classroom to experience the world through a child’s eyes.
It’s the most populous city in the United States—a fast-paced global power influencing commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. It is arguably the cultural and financial capital of the world, and this fall, Book Trust launched its program in twelve schools across the city.
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Ever wonder what it's like to be on the ground as a Book Trust educator? Katie from Nebraska, wrote in to share the inspiring daily experiences she has with her students and their newly donated books.
Our endless thanks to Katie for igniting a passion for reading in young minds and to you, our Book Trust community, for making life-changing donations to educators like Katie and her students.
A group of ingenious teachers in Wisconsin are squeezing an extra bit of goodness from Book Trust – and using it to help even more kids at their school.
Millions of American students of color spend their days leafing through books where none of the characters look remotely like them. Is it any wonder they feel excluded?